Best-selling illustrator Britta Teckentrup explores the world of reptiles in a sumptuously illustrated nonfiction book.
There are reptiles everywhere! Some of them live in jungles, some of them in the savannah, and some may be in your backyard! Young readers will learn where in the world all sorts of animals can be found and all the weird and wonderful things about them that they never imagined were true. This third in a popular nonfiction series sparks with personality.
About the Author
Camilla de la Bedoyere has a background in zoology and has written more than two hundred books for children and adults, many of which explore the natural world. She has also worked as a journalist, editing a children’s page in a national newspaper, and as a specialist reading teacher. A Fellow of the Zoological Society of London, she lives in London with her family.
Britta Teckentrup is a fine artist who has written and illustrated many well-loved books for children, including the Odd One Out series. Born in Hamburg, Germany, she later studied at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and the Royal College of Art in London.
An introduction to everyone’s favorite coldblooded, scaly land (mostly) creatures. De la Bédoyère tackles her topic in pithy, systematic observations . . . Regular invitations to count or spot dinosaurs, camouflaged geckos, tiny Brookesia chameleons, a baby Komodo dragon, or other creatures will tempt viewers to linger over scenes and take closer looks at the flora as well as the fauna. —Kirkus Reviews
This overview of reptiles provides engaging details. The clearly written text includes brief descriptions of their movement, habitat, physical features, diet, reproduction, and survival techniques. . . Well-organized text and informative details make this title a solid introductory text. Young readers will be inspired to conduct further research. —School Library Journal